Canadian expat blogger Glen McKay was kind enough to write a follow-up post to his previous story about Qatar starting to feel like a proper city after a commenter on Doha News asked where he has found places to walk in Qatar.
McKay, who experienced villa life out near Salwa Road and apartment living in West Bay before moving to a less swanky part of Doha, writes:
I decided to move away from glamorous towers and compounds to the older parts of the city. Here there are always people wandering around and while the area is a bit run-down and the stores are not fancy here at least there is life.
When a friend helped me move from West Bay and remarked how, for the first time since he’d been in Doha, he saw children playing in the street I knew I had made the right decision to move. The old city is the area with soul.
I don’t begrudge people for wanting to live in the luxurious areas of town but I won’t be moving back. I like it here.